Embark on a serendipitous journey through the vibrant landscapes of Sedona with “Sedona Cactus,” a contemporary southwest Sedona landscape painting that captures the essence of the desert in stunning detail. This captivating artwork was born from a fortuitous encounter with a prickly pear cactus on the side of the road as I made my descent down the switchbacks from Flagstaff after a weekend spent exploring the Grand Canyon.
Inspired by the beauty of the moment, I felt compelled to immortalize the scene in watercolor, using techniques I had learned from the talented Gordon Haas of the Haas Gallery in Lambertville, N.J. Gordon’s whimsical and brightly colored approach to painting resonated deeply with me, and it was under his guidance that I discovered the magic of outlining images using a rapidograph pen—a technique that lends itself beautifully to Sedona art prints and wall decor.
I am forever grateful for the opportunity to learn from Gordon and to be immersed in his enchanting world of desert landscapes. His lessons not only enriched my artistic journey but also infused me with a sense of wonder and reverence for the natural beauty that surrounds us.
So come, delight in this moment of serendipity captured on paper, and let the vibrant hues of “Sedona Cactus” transport you to a place where magic and inspiration intertwine.
Sedona Cactus created in Watercolor
Sedona Cactus was the very first Sedona landscape painting I did when I first arrived here in Sedona. So, I thought that Sedona Cactus was an appropriate name to call this prickly pear cactus. When I came here, I decided to do art fairs, where I completed this image. I’ve offered Sedona Art Prints. Have you ever attended an art fair where the artist has a sign that reads “Do not talk to Artist”? Well, my sign read, “Please talk to the artist”!
Sedona Cactus – Prickly Pear Effects
I’m always learning new ways to create original wall art to convert to canvas prints as an artist. Taking workshops and having other artists critique my art is how to see my paintings differently. The prickly pear effects were done using a hairdryer to “chase” the color around. This technique was used here too. What is cool about creating wall art in Watercolor is that after having it photographed, I then give my suppliers the digital files, usually 100 megs and more significant at 300 dpi for the best reproduction possible. Using only archival materials like ink and substrates to produce beautiful Sedona landscape art prints in many different versions, canvas prints, metal prints, and paper.
Vivid Mystical Sedona Landscape Paintings
While I love painting with watercolors, my current love uses acrylics, heavy body, and liquid acrylics. Creating vivid, mystical landscape paintings is my current direction.